AirTies, Comporium bring Mesh Wi-Fi to Carolinas
February 8, 2018
Comporium, a provider of Internet, TV, home security monitoring and automation (SMA), and phone services to customers in South Carolina and North Carolina, has chosen AirTies, the most widely deployed provider of managed WiFi Mesh solutions to global service providers, to deliver ultra-performance, whole-home WiFi Mesh to its subscribers.
Unlike traditional WiFi, which relies on a single WiFi Access Point (AP) on a home gateway/router, Comporium will use multiple Mesh Extenders from AirTies to create an intelligent WiFi Mesh network throughout subscribers’ homes to deliver fast and consistent, whole-home Internet coverage. AirTies’ compact Air 4920s use AirTies’ Mesh Software, which ensures consumers’ devices (laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc.) continually connect to the best available extender and frequency band (2.4GHz and 5GHz), based on real-time network usage. Comporium will also use AirTies’ Remote View, a cloud-based platform that provides key in-home WiFi performance data and analytics to improve the consumer experience.
Comporium offers a range of Internet plans to subscribers, including Zipstream 1 Gigabit service in select areas, a premier Internet plan that delivers speeds over 100 times faster than the average plan. A two-device kit for Comporium’s Whole Home WiFi, using AirTies’ Mesh System, will be offered for $9.99 per month to new or existing customers who upgrade to higher tier internet service plans.
“Comporium is committed to bringing the highest quality experience to our subscribers, and we’re particularly excited about whole-home WiFi,” said Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Matthew Dosch. “We know our customers want superfast internet everywhere in their homes, and WiFi Mesh can make that happen. We’re very pleased to be deploying AirTies’ products to enhance the performance and reliability of WiFi coverage throughout our customers’ homes.”
“For more than a century, Comporium has been at the forefront of innovation when it comes to serving their customers, and today’s announcement is further proof of their forward-thinking,” said Philippe Alcaras, CEO of AirTies. “Today’s super-connected homes deserve ultra-fast WiFi that works in every corner of the home, and our Managed Mesh system was designed to do just that. We’re proud to have been chosen by Comporium to help them deliver a new class of whole-home WiFi to their subscribers.”
A 2017 survey of 1,050 respondents, with multiple WiFi users per home, commissioned by AirTies and conducted by Qualtrics, found that seventy-eight percent (78 per cent) of respondents would prefer if their Internet Service Providers provided them with their in-home WiFi networking gear, versus purchasing it themselves through retail outlets. The survey also found that the majority of consumers would consider upgrading their internet service plans, or even paying extra, for a premium WiFi experience that improves performance throughout the entire home.
With operations around the globe, AirTies provides premium in-home WiFi solutions to leading international service providers, such as Atlantic Broadband, Frontier, Midco, Orange, Singtel, Sky (SKY Q in the UK; Germany; Italy; and New Zealand), Swisscom, Vodafone, and many others. With AirTies, operators can seize new opportunities to improve customer satisfaction, drive incremental revenue, and differentiate with new classes of premium WiFi services. AirTies also recently announced it was expanding its North American presence with a new R&D center in Austin, Texas.